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Thomas Built Buses turns 100!

Thomas Built Buses
Turns 100!

Welcome to 100 years. Welcome to humble beginnings. Brag-worthy achievements. A passion for innovation. And a commitment to our customers, our communities, and each and every child who rides our buses.
Welcome to a celebration 100 years in the making.

From our modest beginnings as a streetcar company to the leading manufacturer of school buses, we’ve done more than serve America’s transportation needs. We’ve served as a symbol of strength, stability and leadership in our community.

We’re honored to celebrate our 100th anniversary with the people who made it possible: customers, employees, dealers. In short: you. And we couldn’t be more grateful.

Please join us as we pay tribute to our past, drive innovation and look toward a future that’s as bright as every schoolchild’s face. Thank you for joining us on this journey.

Caley Edgerly, CEO

100 years of history, in a handy two-minute video.

Watch the video

Quiz through bus history with Thomas Built.

Test your knowledge about some of Thomas Built Buses’ most innovative vehicles over the past 100 years.

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We build our school buses as if our own children were riding on them, which they actually are. And we’re proud so many schools and parents trust Thomas Built Buses. We love to hear from people, so please share a photo of your child’s Thomas Built experience with us. Click the social media button below and upload your photo.

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100 years and counting.

Thomas Built Buses has been at the forefront of transportation for 100 years - from our humble beginnings as a streetcar company to the leading manufacturer of school buses across North America. But we couldn’t have done it without all of you. Thank you for helping us build exceptional buses and an enduring legacy.